Sergio Camello and Rodrigo Riquelme They opted last summer to leave the Atltico to make a leap with their respective careers. The first was packing his bags for the first time in his career and the second was facing his second stage out of the Academy mattress. The Third RFEF where the reserve team was going to play was an inappropriate category for two footballers like them and having minutes in the first team seemed complicated. Therefore, both bet heavily on the Mirands. And the truth is that it could not have turned out better. They all won.
There are shores of Ebro, Camel has left his mark with 15 goals and roll He has participated in eight goals between goals and assists. Both have reached under 21 selection to stay and are the object of desire of several clubs of first division to have them on loan. But before leaving, they have to analyze their respective situations, something we do in BRAND with Joseph Etxeberriacoach of Mirands last campaign.
“Give another leap in their careers? They have worked hard, they have put everything on their part to be very successful,” says the Basque coach when asked if he sees them prepared to fight for higher goals. “Now they have to make the right decision on where to play. They must go to a place where they really love you and not just want you to complete the squad. Those things are noticeable when they are interested in one,” declares a Etxeberria who is full of praise about his two outstanding students.
“I knew them very well from my time in the Athletic Bilbao because we liked to follow other affiliates and compare our work. roll is from 2000 and Camel from 2001 and have always caught my attention. But when I started to share with them the day to day and those good feelings fell short due to the potential they have. We try to enhance its virtues,” says Joseba.
very different attackers
Speaking of each of them, Etxeberriawho has seen how Camel scored seven goals since his arrival at Miranda in February and Riquelme has added five, comments: “Camel he is one more area player, a definer. He is a born competitor, any exercise he does in training competes to the maximum. For its part, Riquelme can play both inside and outside. To play inside you have to be a very good footballer because the controls need to be perfect and the passes precise, but Riquelme has it. He has a great technical level and a lot of quality. Outside he is very fast.”
Back to Camela footballer who stood out as a striker in the Athletic Academythe legend of Athletic and today the coach highlights other virtues beyond his goalscoring ability: “He has a lot of goals, but he can also play well 40 meters from the rival goal. There he contributes playing between the lines. He performs both in the area and away from it because he is very intelligent and tactically he is very good.
Finally, looking to the future about both of them, ‘Etxebe’ highlights their ambition and that they will not be satisfied ‘only’ with playing in First.